el aurian

A sketch from a while back I didn’t get round to posting because it wasn’t where I wanted it to be, but I probably won’t revisit the idea anytime soon so I figured I’d post it.

Star Trek The Next Generation 2x16: “Q Who”

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be the star trek alien you were always meant to be. think you’re as honorable as a klingon? congrats. you are now a member of the most noble race of warriors. find that you’re as knowledge-driven and analytically minded as a vulcan? you’re a vulcan now. go you. or perhaps your blood runs hot and your temper runs short? yer a romulan, harry. think you understand others as well as betazoids and el-aurians do? keep on trekkin, you psychic alien beauty! are you extremely mischievous and majorly repulsed by the constraints of humanity? Q! stop that! want to be a fuckin BORG QUEEN?! yes. it was in you all along. just…embrace it.

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Warehouse 13: TNG Now with bonus manip of future XO of the Moreau (After James is found out to be section 31) Abigail Cho. (feel free to click and make them bigger. Stare at the wonder of the Bajoran nose or to make the Gif not so blurry and all that)

Captain Arthur Nielsen - Human - Command
Commander XO James MacPherson/Abigail Cho - Human - Command
Chief medical officer Vanessa Calder - Human/Vulcan - Medical
Lt. Commander Leena - El Aurian - Medical
Lt. Myka Bering - Joined Trill - Science
Lt. Pete Lattimer - Human/Betazoid - Security
Ensign Claudia Donovan - Genetically engineered human - Engineering
Ensign Steve Jinks - Bajoran - Helm
Civ/Lt Five of Twelve - Borg/Human - Engineering
Q Continuum - Q “Mrs F Q” - Q

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New Star Trek Series Dream Cast:

Lucy Liu as Captain Huan Lee (human) // Lisa Ray as First Officer Zina Ben Youssef (human) // Sheetal Sheth as Security Chief Lamari Ikal (betazoid) //  Samira Wiley as Lt. Commander Jill Kaln (joined trill) // Lupita Nyong'o as Doctor T’Varr (vulcan) // Godfrey Gao as Lieutenant Tosam Lubac (bajoran) // Natalie Dormer as Chief Engineer Lisabeth Minkov (human) // Ian McKellen as Holan (el-aurian)

xenon-exe  asked:

YOU'RE THE ONE WITH THE REDESIGNED STAR TREK ALIENS OMG I LOVE THEM ALL THEY ARE PERFECT

Haha thank you! I really love drawing them all. :D

I’m not the only one who does Trek alien redesigns though! (there’s a possibility I may be the only person whose blog is solely dedicated to it, but I’m definitely not the only person to make them!) Here’s some personal recs for other redesigns:

@spica-tea​ - whose Cardassian redesign first inspired me to go down the redesign route! If you can’t find it, here’s a direct link to the redesign on DeviantArt. Scales and tails, yum yum!

@laurelhach​ - makes fuckin’ awesome redesigns that get really really alien-y! Here’s the redesign tag. My redesigns are very animal-inspired, with only a few more out-there aliens (Betazoids, Remans, and that’s kindddaaa it), so absolutely check out @laurelhach​ for rad art and aliens that are very alien! El-Aurians are my favourite, like holy shit check those out.

@agatharights​ - also did some redesigns, here’s the tag! Her six-legged Cardassians are a great idea, I love how it ties in with the vole in the show (I haven’t personally figured out what to do with that vole yet!) - ALSO THEY HAVE BEAKS. Look at this rad tailed Kira too.

@ajedotjpeg​ - Has made a rad (how many times will I say that) Bolian, I love it.

NOT REDESIGNS BUT I can’t make a rec post without reccing @ds9shameblog​ whose awesome skill in gesture and cartooning is a big source of inspiration. I aspire to be able to bring across as much energy! Something about redesigning makes it very easy to end up with static-looking aliens, because the more inhuman something is, the more difficult it is to give it expression - @ds9shameblog NAILS IT. Check out the incredible cartooning over on their main too.

So there’s lots of redesigns to have a look at! :D There will definitely be more, but this is who I know of. 

Thank you for the message, I hope I can continue to make enjoyable goofy alien pictures! :DDD

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Guys, it’s really important to me that you all get to experience Bashir’s racquetball outfit…. situation.

This episode also featured Prince Humperdinck [!] as an El-Aurian, which made me blurt “oh! Like the guy who made the Nexus. And Guinan,” without even thinking. What’s the word for when you feel sort of proud and super ashamed at once?

One of my favorite things about Guinan is that while she’s incredibly non-judgmental and accepting of nearly everyone and everything, she draws that line of acceptance at The Borg. She’s shown as having a very good reason to still hold biases toward them, because they destroyed her homeworld and caused an intergalactic diaspora among the few remaining El-Aurians who survived. Her “take no shit” attitude with The Borg makes perfect sense, and it’s never questioned or attempted to be “restrained” by anyone else on the Enterprise. They accept her reasons as valid, and they never try to change how unapologetic she is about them.

It just goes to show that even the most thoughtful, loving, accepting people in the universe have their limits, which is extremely important to see in terms of character representation. This widespread attitude of “forgiveness culture” is paradoxical by nature. Forgiveness only works if it’s an authentic decision made entirely by yourself and with no outside influences, but it’s nearly impossible to do that with forgiveness culture itself pumping out people left and right saying that you have to forgive your abusers/oppressors in order to be happy. Guinan turns this entire mindset on its head just by existing the way that she does. She is a living example of forgiveness culture being complete bullshit. She extends her infinite love and wisdom to those she sees as deserving of it, which includes essentially everyone she comes across except for The Borg—the one species that can never redeem itself in her eyes.

Has she lived through complete and utter hell? Yes. Is she still able to be happy? Yes. Clearly, her refusal to forgive The Borg never impeded her ability to find love and contentment in everything she has, nor did it make her harsh or close-minded. It just made her able to listen to and connect with other people in ways that no one else can. Guinan is still one of the wisest, least judgmental characters in the entire franchise, and her getting to that place was independent of whether or not she forgave her oppressors.

Helena "Five of Twelve secondary adjunct of Unimatrix 83" Wells

I’m going to fangirl under a cut since I am aware i’m the only one of a small minority who cares about Five headcanons/relationships and why I made her a Borg: Sometimes I just need to make w13: tng things >.>

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